Policy Summary

This law establishes a city-owned and regulated municipal market to support the buying and selling of farm products and other related market products. At least 75% of vendors must be food vendors, and priority must be given to farm and market garden products sold by the grower/raiser/harvester. The law also provides rules for the market's operation and management.

Background Information

State Minnesota
Jurisdiction Name Minneapolis
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Distribute; Get;
Evidence for Health

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We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Health-related goal?

The law refers to sale of "wholesome fresh produce." § 202.150(a). See also § 202.35, pertaining to health requirements for municipal market food and beverage vendors.

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Gives priority to farmers and growers selling products grown, raised or harvested on land that they lease or own (see § 202.150 and definition of "product of the farm (farmers/growers) in § 201.10).

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Includes definitions?

§ 202.10

Addresses implementation?

The law describes wht information may be requested by the licensing official as part of issuing a license. § 202.50. See also §§ 202.110, et seq. (regarding obligations of the market manager).

Enforcement provisions?

Yes, a license may be denied, revoked, suspended, or not renewed for failure to comply with this or other applicable laws. §202.70. Market manager may also remove anyone who violates market rules. §202.280.

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Designates a specific parcel of land for the market, and creates the position of market manager to be filled by the city. § 202.100.

Code context and ordinance history

Chapter 202 (Municipal Markets) is located in Title 10 (Food Code). History: Ordinances: 2004-Or-038, § 1, 4-16-04; 2011-Or-096, § 14, 11-4-11; Ord. No. 2017-017 , § 23, 4-28-17.


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